Research Focus Areas
Our research is interdisciplinary and often incorporates more than one of our four core sections of anthropology. As a result we share many projects in the department.
Emphasis: paleoethnobotany, prehistoric and historic, African Diaspora, ethnoarchaeology, slavery, kinship, political ecology, ethnogenesis, racialization, trade, landscapes, and food practices
Geographical Areas Africa, North America, and Caribbean
Emphasis: race, culture, and inequality in skeletal health, paleopathological and historical analysis, paleoepidemiology, and paleodemography
Geographical Areas: North America and the U.K.
Emphasis: Environment and Sustainability, Health and Medicine, Mobility/Diaspora/Migration, Human Rights, Intersectionality and Social Formations, Political Economy, Popular and Expressive Culture, Race and Inequality, Science and Society
Geographic Areas: Africa, Central and East Asia, Caribbean, Central America, North America
Emphasis: Language and Migration, Language Socialization, Language and Race, Semiotics/Semiotic Ideologies, Narrative, Performance
Geographic Areas: Caribbean, Central America, North America
Grants and Research Funding
In addition to funding available through the University of South Carolina, there are many other organizations that fund anthropological research.
- Wenner Gren
- Fulbright Scholar Program
- Fulbright Hays Program
- SIGMA XI: The Scientific Research Society
- The Walker Institute of International and Area Studies
- Institute for Humane Studies
- Research Institute for the Study of Man
- The Leakey Foundation
Photo: Linguistic anthropologist, Jennifer Reynolds, produced an ethnographic film of bilingual multicultural kindergarten classes serving children ages 4-6 in a rural school located near San Martin Sacatepéquez, Guatemala during the 2016 school year. George Stoianov